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Pattern by Nathalie Godbout

A classic stocking cap with a very long tail, this knitting pattern fits women. It measures 27” from beginning to end (excluding braid and tassel).

Gauge:
18 sts = 4” in St st

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn in two colors (MC and CC)
Size 8 US (5 mm) 16 inch circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 8 US (5 mm) double pointed needles

Instructions
Alternate colors every 5 rounds or as desired.
With MC, CO 78 sts. Make sure sts aren’t twisted. Join and mark beg of round.
Work k2, p2 ribbing 3½”.
Change to CC and work in St st, alternating colors every 5 rounds, until hat measures 5½” from beg. You should have 3 stripes.

Decrease Crown
Change to double points when sts no longer fit on circulars.

Rnd 1: With MC, *K2tog, K11; rep from *
Rnds 2 and 4: Knit
Rnd 3: *K2tog, K10; rep from *
Rnd 5: *K2tog, K9; rep from * – 60 sts
Rnds 6, 8, 9 and 10: With CC, Knit
Rnd 7: *K2tog, K8; rep from *
54 sts at the end of Rnd 10.
Work even in St st for 20 rounds.
Next Rnd: With MC, *K2tog, K7; rep from * – 48 sts
Work even in St st for 19 rounds.
Next Rnd: With MC, *K2tog, K6; rep from * – 42 sts
Work even in St st for 19 rounds.
Next Rnd: With MC, *K2tog, K5; rep from * – 36 sts
Work even in St st for 19 rounds.
Next Rnd: With MC, *K2tog, K4; rep from * – 30 sts
Work even in St st for 19 rounds.
Next Rnd: With MC, *K2tog, K3; rep from * – 24 sts
Work even in St st for 19 rounds.
Next Rnd: With MC, *K2tog, K2; rep from * – 18 sts
Work even in St st for 19 rounds.
Next Rnd: With MC, *K2tog, K1; rep from * – 12 sts
Cut yarn. Thread yarn through tapestry needle and slip through sts on needle. Pull tightly to close top of hat.

Make Braid And Tassel
Cut 6 strands of MC yarn approximately 15” or desired length. Fold in half, place around a door knob or have someone hold it (or pull around a knitting needle held between your legs) and braid. On RS of hat, pull unfolded end of braid through top of hat. Knot braid on WS of hat.
Make a tassel of any size desired and attach to folded end of braid.
If desired you can omit the braid and just add a tassel or a pom pom.

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